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with anthem blue cross, you're free to enjoy value li never before. >> an east bay mother accused of buapg her toddler has turned herself in. >> she told officers she didn't feel fit to be a mother and she is facing charges. terry mcsweeney joins us with more. >> the woman was booked here on charges of child deavy charges, that is felony. she could be behind barsor years for leaving her 18-month-old behd. >> she turned herself in about 6:00. police say she dropp her
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18-month-old son in the san pablo son and took off in a taxi. >> she saw the media reports around 6:00 this morning and contacted us. we brought her in for a interview. >> what do you think? >> basally she is telling us she felt she was an unfit mher and somebody else would be able to care for the chd rather than her. >> she does have a than arrest record but would not go into details. the boy is now with contr costa family services. >> the child is in good care. i don't expect they are going to release that child back to her. >> and the mother may be in prison for a while, the family services director th best option f the child would be able to find a relative to care for him. >> californidoes have a safe
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surrender law allowing parents to drop a newborn at a fire station or hospital but that only applies to a child up to three days old. besides, this child was not dropped off at a safe location. in east oakland, two people were killed during an early morning crash following a high speed eeway chase. highway patrol officers tried to pull over the driver a speeding bmw. the 19-year-old driver from oakland refused to stop and after a brief chase officers stopped the pursuit. the driver raced down macarth boulevard. moments late th slammed into an suv. officers arrived quickly and tried to help. >> the vehicle started to catch on fire. we opened the car up and tried to get him out of there.
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the ambulance cam and was able to take theriver to theigh land hospital where he was pronounced dead. >> authorities say they were not pursuing the vehicle and they don't know why the driver d not pull over. investigators will only say the victims are both men. >> tomorrow a judge in los angeles will sentence former bart polic officer mehserle of involuntary manslaughter. his sentence could range from 14 years in prison to probation. prosecutors are calling for prison time. but mehserle's attorney is asking for protion saying it was a tragic accident. mehserle clai he meant torab his taser but reached for his gun by mistake. they are preparing for the possibility of protests after the sentencing. more officerwill be on duty if
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needed. >> an early morning fire has driven 40 people from their homes in redwood city. it broke out this morning, near woodside road. it spread to the second floor of a three-sry building. firefighters helped to rescue victims and red cross is assisting. jerry brown isn't waiting until he gets into office until january to tackle the state's budget crisis. he is set to meet with schwarzenegger in sacramento this afternoon. yesterday he outlined his goals saying some workers will have to accept pension reform or accept less when they retiree. and darrell feinberg announc that california is short $12 billion. >> and they will consider to ex
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techbd a temporary injunction from funding from a mild child care program. 8,000 bay area chdren and low income working families depend on the child care program. last month governor swarzenegger eliminated $256 million in funding for that program to boost the emergency state fund. the temporary injunction keeps the program running while they consider whether the governor's cuts were legal. that injunction is set to expire tomorrow. >> on the national level the power struggle has begun two days after the election. a topepublican leader took an approach thimorning, even as president obama extended an invitation to the ite hoe. janelle wang is live with more. >> americans are calling on politicis to unite. he has telephoned top republicans on regaining control of the hoe. in general the republics want
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to come together but not without making se threats. >> the white house has a choice, they can change course or they can double down. >> this morning, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell held a news conference calling th next two years critical. >> the fact is if our primary legislative goals is to repeal the spending bill, end bail outs and shrink the side of government is to put somebody in the white house that will not veto these things. >> he took more a of bipartisan stand when he spoke this morning. >> it's clear that the voters sent a message which is they want us to focus on th econo and jobs and moving this country forward. they are concerned about making sure that taxpayer money is not wasted. >> the president reiterated he
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wants a better working relationship between t white house and new congressional leadership. an invitatn to meet at the white house in two weeks. top democrats will meet and top republicans, john boehner and mitch mcconnell. >> this is going toe a meeting in which i want us to talk substantively about how we can move the american people's agenda forwar >> right now both parties seem to agree to cut government waste and prevt tax hikes to the middle-class but agreeing on that may be the challenge. >> if the administration wants cooperatioit it will have to begin to move in our direction. >> opponent leaves tomorrow for asia where he'll visit four countries in ten days. the goals is to get u.s. companies to sl more to the
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asian market which would create more jobs here at home. janelle wang, "abc 7 news." >> and still ahead, why the shuttle discovery's final launch is being delayed aain. >> and frightening incident that has one of the world's biggest airlines grounded. airlines grounded. >> and new job for box stores in [ female announcer ] at&t makest easy to choose the services that fit youlife. who doesn't want more choices? i ke choices. you can evenhoose wireless voice service. not with my cablcompany. well, it's timto switch. check this out. [ female annncer ] call to choose your double bundle, inuding u-verse tv, starting under $69 a month. switch now and get a 30-day money-back guarantee -- plus dvr is included with u-verse tv you can record up to four shows at once from any room on a single dvr... on any tv. and play them back... nice. my cable can't do that! internet at home includes access
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a forme cellmate of the man accused of murderin chandra levy testified today. he was servingtime in prison for assaulting two women in the park where her body was found more than nine years ago. his cellmate confessed to the killg but denied raping her. he only tended to rob he the investigation derailed gary condit's career. >> they have grounded jets. plane and 459 passengers and crew did manage to make it back safely, qantas pasngers say they heard a large boom and large engine partell from the
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sky. people on the ground they heard on blast. >> it was behind the wing, we heard big blast. everybody was pretty shaken by it. the pilot did a fantastic job. >> the airbus 380 debuted as the biggest jet in the world. this is the most serious midair incident in the histor qant has not had fatal accident in more than 50 years. >> space shuttle discovery has been delayed agn. it's the latest postponements. mission magers say they' travel tomorrow just after noontime. nasa has certainly n will sunday to launch discovery otherwise the it will remain grounded
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until december. >> so we are still in the glow of the giants' parade, world series victory. >> we're still in the glow of sunshine and warm weather. take look at this, another warmer than average day where we could s record highs. i do have a twist for the weekend. i have made the forecast a littlerier. i'll have details. >> for the first time ever, a special c.t. scan can save thousands of lives om the nation's top cancer killer. >> the reason that crystal palin had for not voting in this election.
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a new recall. they ar recalling 23,000 infant car seats for faulty harness clips. they say the harness can break loose and be a choking hazard. they have received three reports of slight injuries. go to our website at under see it on tv to get information on a free repair kit. >> 200 people have n jobs in san francisco thanks to a major retailer opening the first location in the city.
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lowe's opened this morning. they are hosting a grand openi ceremony right now. 200 people will wk there and hundred of those jobs were set aside for local that has live in bay view and bernal heights. >> what is good for that element of the city is that people have a job but they have a career. these are one ofhe things we haven't had to discuss, career paths, home ownership will increase and schools will be more pductive and resourceful. >> the home improvement store sits on a site that was vaca for many years after the lumber company there closed. >> gorgeous morning out there. >> cooler weather this weend. you can't keep record highs in the forecast for too man days in a row. things do ha a change. we're seeing a little bit of a change, high clouds are more
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numerous tha they were yesterday. that will continue tomorrow and in to saturday. they are no filtering the sunshine whatsoever. look how warm it is outside alreadas we look downtown san francisco ere the temperature is 68 degrees already. we're the mid to upper 50s and redwood city, livermore, antioch, oakland, san rafael. napa, santa rosa, low 70s and lot of other neighbooods, even 77 degrees in half mn bay. monterey, low to mid-70s. and gilroy, not too far behin at 59 degrees. warm temperatures today, again possible record setting day. we have had five records set or tied. showers, we have one for saturday but better chance will be sunday. much cooler weather for next week. as far as our highs today, nine degrees warmer than average to 15 in san jose. you'll notice concord, oakland,
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santa rosa, the asterisks and those are potenally record high temperature down in the south b, 80, 81 degrees. 76 in millbrae and low 80s on the peninsula. low to mi70s around the coast. beaches in the low to mid-70s but inland valle in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. sonoma, 80 this afternoon. oakland, 80, hayward around 78 degrees which is well above average. same thing with the ea bay valleys, upper on 70s to low 80s. monterey and carmel, mid-70s. warmest weather down to the south, low to mid 90s around san diego and palm springs and sunshi b, about 67 in tahoe. tonight we have 60 degree temperatures and everybody else in the mid to upper 50s and high clouds that will keep our
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temperatures up again. high pressure is being pushed slowly off to the east and that is why we're seeing the high pressure get a little dirty with the high clouds, cold front is really starting to far apart. it will bring us a chan of showers and then a better chance coming in sunday that all of us could get a quarter inch of rain. until then, we'll see temperates cool a little bit tomorrow and more so, in fact by sunday we could 10 to 18 degrees cooler. there is a small chancef a show in the north bay on tuesday but that quite a ways away. >> and we have defending news about running cancer. first evidence is about a way to detect it early. national cancer institute shows a special type of ct scanning can detect lung cancer than traditional cheups. it involved 53,000 former
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smokers. some only have 50% survival right but the study fod 20% fewer deaths from lung cancer with c.t. scans versus x-rays. the results sorry signifint. researchers ended the study to get the information out to doctors right away. most insurance does not cover those c.t. scans. >> how many times has moms remind you to do something. crystal palin forgot to send her absentee ballot in alaska. she told a tv sh, i'm going t be tuble, sorry mom. whether when asked sarah palin should run for president, she said she would be great for the country. >> nasa jet propulsion lab revealed a deep comet.
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ne they snapped pictures from 435 miles away. they are trying to determine if there is any damage to the spacecraft. study with coms could provide clues in how the planets formed. >> and grateful dead perform this weekend. >> what'hot is coming up next.
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"from one day to the ne, from thirteen years of smokin' and drinkin', he took those desires from me and i quit doin' all of that stuff and you know not by my strength but by his, you know. "and from that day foard i was never the same again. "you know, the bible says, 'whoever calls on the name of the lord will be saved.' and mean, that's his word and you knownd god can't 'god is not a man that he shouldie.' you know. so, man, all you gta do is call out to him. amen."
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today at 4:00, back street boys and other surpres. >> and new lung cancer at 5:00 we're going to find out how local doctors are reacting they know that c.t. scans can detect lung cancer and kids discover a northern california mine after nearly falng to their death. >> let's talk about what we're going to do this weekend. >> don sanchez has what's hot. >> powerful taiko drumming, the taiko festival is rhythm him at yerba buena center. >> and sensation.
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they perform paris at the bollywoocafe. >> san from a cisco symphony honors the mexin revolution. saturday afternoon in da davis symphony hall. >> pamela rose has a sassy show by great style composers. wild women of song at yoshi's in oakland. >> axis dance, a program inspired by famed paintings. >> he is not just grateful dead's drummer, he an artist. playing in healdsburg and it continues also in san francisco. >> pearls over shangh is a gender bending celebration of the anniversary. at thrill peddlers on tth
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street. >> more feures, at the american indian film festival at embarcadero center and next ek at the palace of fine ar. >> satury night, see the documentary, butte, america abou an mining town that became a nightmare. i'm don sanchez. >> mike has a great weekend for us. >> looks like it will be transition week for cooler weather. a little rain on sunday. >> thanks for joining us. that is going to do it for "abc 7 news." >> "whoants to be a our real national pastime -- saving money. and like baseball people love their stats. i started bringing my lunch to work. 50 bucks a week in my pocket. here's a good one -- state farm insures40 million d. more than geico and progressive combin. i save because i'm accident-free. of course, with smany ways to save, including discounts of uto 40%,
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